Progressive In Our Theology
At Faith UCC, our theology is steeped in awe and wonder in terms of our reflections on the heart of the divine mystery – which we call God. The heart of our faith revolves around the love of God that is a part of each of us, and that calls us into the world to live lives of enacted love toward our neighbor – the poorest, the down and out, the hurting and wounded, the discriminated against – as well as towards creation and the earth itself. We are not a spiritual community that puts a lot of emphasis on beliefs and creeds, choosing instead to seek God in the experience of being alive in connection to one another. Our faith then is not one of beliefs – it is one of experience. It is a pathway to be walked, just as it was for the earliest churches that followed the Jesus Way. The Bible inspires us in our daily living, as do scriptures from other traditions. But we in no way take scriptures literally, seeing them instead as a blend of myth, hope, fear, joy, history and dreams from various contexts of the past, where people also grappled with the mystery of God in their own times and places. This is the heart of progressive Christianity, and we live it with joy and meaning to the fullest.